Industry Voices—Lowenstein’s View: We don't need to nationalize 5G, but here's how the government can help
The wireless world has been aswirl with reports that national security officials are considering a plan to take control of 5G networks. First off, let’s all calm down … this ain’t. gonna. happen. The FCC is not in favor, industry would be massively opposed, and there isn’t much trust right now in our federal government being able to do much of anything, no less building and running a national wireless network. And there isn’t exactly a positive track record on national wholesale networks, either. That said, the National Security Council proposal serves as the catalyst for a conversation about the role of government in our next-generation broadband network.